Network Appliance Announces New Data Protection Software Solution
Sunnyvale, CA - March 20, 2002 -- Network Appliance, Inc.
(NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise storage solutions,
today announced SnapVault, an innovative data protection software
solution for NetApp® filers that simplifies backup management
and speeds data recovery. Together, SnapVault software and the
NearStore R100 storage appliance improve data protection, reduce
business interruptions, and lower management costs. This capability
augments Network Appliance's leadership in providing robust,
scalable, and economical storage architectures for global
Combining SnapVault software and the NearStore R100 allows
enterprises to back up even more data online with minimal impact on
filer performance and capacity. SnapVault software enables
customers to efficiently copy and store Snapshot™ files from
multiple local and remote filers to the NearStore R100. This fast,
automated process eliminates the need for scarce backup time
windows, ensures immediate access to data for fast recovery, and
significantly reduces management complexity, while improving
solution performance. This approach fundamentally changes and
improves primary storage backup, enabling centralization and
consolidation of data protection resources.
"Global businesses are running 24x7 and backup windows are
continually shrinking, driving enterprises to explore alternatives
to traditional data backup and recovery. Coupling technologies like
the NearStore R100 appliance and SnapVault software enables
companies to offload backup from mission-critical storage resources
to a centralized repository. This approach maximizes storage
performance, eliminates the need to bring resources offline for
backup, and ensures faster data recovery," said Steve Duplessie at
Enterprise Storage Group.
"Information is vital to our business and it is imperative that we
protect critical data. NetApp SnapVault software simplifies local
and remote filer backup with automated technology that consolidates
Snapshots to a NearStore R100 appliance, before archiving to tape,"
said Jeff Kennedy, UNIX Systems Administrator, at AMCC. "This
cost-effective architecture gives us the highest level of data
protection, requires less overall management, and reduces our total
cost of ownership."
- Automated and simple online data
- Centralized backup of local and remote
- Efficient use of network bandwidth and storage
- Enhanced NDMP-compliant tape backup
For more information on SnapVault software
About Network Appliance
Network Appliance, Inc., a leader in enterprise network storage,
has been providing data access solutions since 1992 and is a member
of both the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ 100 index. Major
corporations and service providers, including Citicorp Securities,
Lockheed, Merrill Lynch, Oracle, Texas Instruments, and Yahoo!,
utilize NetApp global data management solutions.
The company pioneered the concept of the "network appliance," an
extension of the industry trend toward dedicated, specialized
products that perform a single function. NetApp storage platforms
(NetApp filers, NearStore, and NetCache® appliances) are
coupled with powerful data management, content distribution, and
reporting software, offering seamless storage management from the
corporate data center to the remote office. The Network
Appliance™ product portfolio utilizes the company's
innovative data access software, known as the Data ONTAP™
operating system, as well as standards-compliant hardware. It also
offers multiprotocol support and transparent integration for
UNIX® and Windows® environments.
Network Appliance, Inc.